Lil Yachty made his official “debut” as rapper through his Lil Boat mixtape, dropped off in early March. That — along with buzzing singles released in the years previous — helped get the Atlanta native a spot on the XXL Freshmen list. (How seriously you take the list is up to you.)
And after thanking his fans for assisting his rise on “So Many People,” Yachty shares a new 14-track mixtape, Summer Songs 2.
Complete with features from Migos’ Offset, Lil Herb and a slew of collaborators from around the corner, you can cop the project on iTunes and stream it exclusively on Apple Music below.
Before the project released on iTunes this morning, The FADER shared their unique documentary/short film detailing the rise of Yachty — stemming from this somewhat heart-wrenching quote:
“I was a laughingstock. I was a joke because of my hair. Being in college really let me know I don’t want to live a regular life. I want to be rich, I want to be a celebrity, I want to be famous. I want to have this hair and people don’t laugh, they get excited.”
The energy and drive to do good comes from a good place, but there are plenty who want to be famous until they have no other option but to be. But it seems Yachty will, as the name of the film implies, “keep sailing.”